I’m a great tv series fan. Even if I don’t have a lot of free time, I always try to find some to watch some good shows. Blood and oil was one of the show that interest me since the first trailers, so I wanted to give it a try and I’m so glad I did !
I just love this series, even if unfortunately it has been cut down to 10 instead of 13 episodes (I still hope for a season 2, it will be so unfair to stop it) I just love the story, the actors and the set is amazing.
The story :
The present day oil boom in North Dakota is tempting the young and ambitious to try their luck in the black gold business. Such are Billy and Cody LeFever, a young married couple that’s just arrive in a North Dakotan town famous for its rich oil fields. They don’t know anyone there, but Billy is ambitious and always has an idea on how to start some small business, while modest Cody makes friends easily and just wants to make a home for themselves there. Billy spends all the money they have to buy a modestly lucrative plot of land but then notorious local oil baron Hap Briggs offers Billy a small piece of his action for the land. Although desperate, Billy decides to do his best to somehow get into the business despite Briggs’ paw over the local oil market. Meanwhile, Hap has to deal with his troubled family and particularly his son Wick who just want to destroy his dad.
My opinion :
First of all, even if the story is supposed to be in North Dakota, the series set takes place in Utah. Sure the landscape is different from there, but the beautiful Utah is absolutely stunning in every moment of the show, so I’m not picky about the fact that they did not filmed in ND.
The story is very tricky and complex with a lot of betrayal and intrigues and all the actors are just perfect in their roles. It looks like the old Dallas, but in a more modern way ! After each episode, I’m just like « It’s already the end? » I just can’t wait every episode ! I really hope there will be a second season, but I’m afraid it will not be the case… Give us another season, please !!